Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

BA SCORE
82
good
3,592 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale AleSweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,592
Reviews:
772
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
122
Gots:
1,100
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,592 |  Reviews: 772
Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeyTomorrow
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Papagoose
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Z-man
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Campodog
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beermerica
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jimbrinkruff
4.41/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of njbusa
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lombs
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DuaneL
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulb19801
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rutager
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StJamesGate
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Champagne blonde with lively streamer and puffy white head. 4
Hints of herb + lemon but mostly crackery lager grain. 3.75
Saltines, then overripe grapefruit, pine needle, lime, and coriander. 4
Long salty, tart linger.
Light, crisp, slightly oily. 3.75

I understand now why this is both so popular + so low-rated: it’s an IPL. Though more honest to call it an English blonde: light body + aroma forward, juicy but insubstantial compared to a fully hopped APA. There’s something that reminds me of margaritas about the finish. Never going to step to St Lupulin (or, at 5.7%, Jarl either) but it must kill in 90 degree weather. 4.25

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Photo of Quigmann
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love this beer. Extremely crushable.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is an inexpensive but still good pale ale I’ve enjoyed many time

Look: cloudy amber or apple juice color with a thin white head.

Aroma: Some pine and citrus

Taste: Fruity, citrus, piney hops. It is pretty good.

Feel: light body with some carbonation

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Photo of I3eer
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redsoxjim
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakecattleco
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 3,592 ratings.
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